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as we approach the baltimore area's first ever swim across america. takes place at gibson island for an open water swim in the chesapeake bay. meadowbrook aquatic fitness center. someone taking part is our own wyatt everhart. he's out at meadowbrook. it's a great day for it sunday looks pretty good too. >> reporter: absolutely christian. beautiful day for it and you know meadowbrook aquatic center has been playing such a huge role not just in terms of the training. for all of the swimmers especially rookies like me. you can see high speed swimmers these guys are unbelievable. the bottom line is one of the big parts of the swim on sunday morning will of course be at gibson island and chesapeake. but also here at meadowbrook a lot of inland swimmers we hear 80 to a hundred right here at this facility. i want to bring in dr. john burton. dr. burton i hear you have an amazing team assembled that has done a tremendous amount with swim across america. baltimore's first ever. >> yes we do. johns hopkins bayview medical center 21 of us are swimming mostly physicians but not entirely. t
regreso le cuento una de las pasiones que dicen... posee el actor y director mel gibson... ya volvemos.... ---el padre de oksana grigorieva le pone mas leña al fuego al revelar que mel gibson es aficionado a las prostitutas...---recientemente su hija oksana acuso a gibson de violencia domestica entre otros delitos.--- el padre de la cantante quien lo acusa de ser cliente frecuente de prostitutas, asegura sus amigos le llevaban mujeres a su oficina e incluso a su casa. ---tambien reiteró que gibson golpeo a su hija. ---el consul david figueroa continua con nosotros....y vamos a nuestras lineas telefonicas.
hall. coming up in this half hour, the latest on mel gibson's custody battle. e-mails between the es actor and his estranged girlfriend act ok where she appears to forgive him. now her attorneys say she wasn't the one who leaked the recordings. now we're going to hear from his attorneys in an exclusive interview. >>> also ahead, help with your money emergencieses this morning our panel has advice on the lowdown on credit counselors and whether they actually hurt your credit. that's on "today's" money 911. >>> many medical tests are routine at certain ages, like mammograms and colonoscopies. there are things you can do to give you more accurate information when the results are in. >>> ann is on assignment "today," so you're also handling the news chores as well. >>> a new book by bob wood ward is outlining -- an early copy of obama's wars, top advisors argue over the war and doubt if the president's strategy will work. the white house is downplaying this saying policy divisions were well known at the time. >>> on this first day of fall, summers leaving the white house. the white house
know, meadowbrook has played a huge part in the swim that's going to be at gibson island and meadowbrook. i'm joined by john you're the general manager at meadowbrook. you got your son here. talk about what it's meant to you. >> it's an honor for us to be part of this inaugural event. i've heard about the swim across america event from relatives and folks who swam here. now we're having one here in baltimore it's great going to be so well attended we're exciting to be a part of it. >> reporter: for people who haven't been here this is an enormous facility. this is a full length olympic and one of those situations where without this a lot of the new swimmers probably wouldn't be able to do this mile out in the bay or even right here. >> i think that's important. one of the things we're lucky to have is the two 50-meter pools indoors and outdoors. we can accommodate more swimmers than most of the other pools that have this event. >> reporter: we're going to be packed on the sunday morning for the swim. >> we'll have at least 88 people in the first wave in these pools.
controversy. >>> and gearing up. mel gibson's former girlfriend hires a dream team of attorneys in her fight against embattled star. but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday but new e-mails reveal a bizarre new twist, early this wednesday morning, september 22nd, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. enjoy your last few hours of summer before fall officially begins tonight. i'm maggie rodriguez. >> i'm harry smith. i guess we'll also have paris, at least paris to talk about anyway. she famously pled her cocaine charges in las vegas recently, gets on a plane, decided to go to japan and she's met by the authorities in japan with sort of a maybe not. maybe you should go home. we'll have that story coming up in a bit. we begin this morning with politics. the president marks the six-months anniversary of his vining of the landmark health care bill today and then head to the united nations but two other issues could overshadow his message. cbs news senior correspondent bill plante has the details this morning. bill, good morning. >> reporter:
, that custody battle between mel gibson and his estranged girlfriend. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. so why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksana behind it all? this morning their attorneys speak out in an exclusive live interview. >>> and that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we're going to talk to her when she joining us from wales in a live interview. >> reporter: the president can be particularly effective raising money for democrats and he'll do that again "today," but democrats will now pass the popularity of the first lady for the first time since the 2008 campaign. it's a season where every issue and every personality comes down to politics. soon adding her voice to midterm politics -- >> thank you! >> reporter: the white house announced tuesday that michelle obama will campaign in six states, where several senate democrats are in trouble. >> i think she will go out and make a forceful and positive case for what this administrat
and do as much as he could. >> gibson said for the last few years, chronic back pain kept his mother, jean davis in and out of hospitals. pardus was the one to take her to specialists for her pain. >> the operation was unsuccessful and i guess he thought she probably wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> gibson and pardus' neighbors say he was not a violent man but rather a devoted son going to medical school at one point to help. >> he wanted to stay with her as much as he could. >> in the end, pardus was with his mother. leaving gibson to cope with the loss of both. >> i've lost my mom and my brother. >> pmp ardus worked as a metro assets driver driving around the elderly. his family told us they were aware he had a hand gun but did not think he would ever use it in this way. >> thanks for that report. coming up we'll hear from a patient of the doctor shot in baltimore. >> now we turn to the latest on the oil disaster in the gulf of mexico, the damaged well that spilled millions of glance of oil into the gulf could soon be plugged forever. the government said a relief well has
, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interview. >>> let's begin with the latest twists and turns in what has become one of the most compelling midterm election fights in year. nbc's kelly o'donnell has the details. kelly, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. you know, the president can be particularly effective raising money for democrats and he'll do that again today, but democrats will now tap the popularity of the first lady for the first time since the 2008 campaign. it's a season where every issue and every personality comes dow
of events. alvin gibson says he spoke to pardus on sunday after their mother underwent surgery. now, he says gibson was very upset and told him the surgery did not turn out the way the doctors told him it would. gibson says his brother was very fond of their mother. she suffered from back problems and their operation was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> it was really, really close. he would do anything he could do to get her well because she had back problems. so he took her back and forth to johns hopkins hospital to get her help. and he just wanted to stay with her and to be with her as best as he could. >> johns hopkins security says their security plan worked as designed to keep the staff and the patients safe. reporting live in east baltimore, sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >> here's fast facts about hop kins to put this situation in perspective. the hospital, as you know,a huge campus, nearly 1100 patient beds, sees more than 46,000 patients admitted every, single year on top of the more than 40,000 outpatient encounters and more than 12,000 people work at the ho
this a murder-suicide involving the son of a patient. paul pardus' brother alvin gibson said he spoke to pardus on sunday after their mother underwent surgery for back problems. gibson says his brother was upset and told him the surgery did not turn out the way that doctors told him it would. gibson says his brother was very fond of their mother. she suffered from back problems, and her operation was not successful. news that was devastating to pardus. >> they were really, really close. he would do anything he could to get her well because she had back problems. so he took her back and forth to the johns hopkins hospital to get her help, and he wanted to stay with her and to be with her as best as he could. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins hospital official staff say their security plan worked as planned to keep patients, staff, and visitors safe. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >> here are fast facts about hopkins and just to help put this whole situation in perspective. the hospital has nearly 1100 patient beds and sees more than 46,000 patients admitted each year on top of the more than 400,000
is standing by mel gibson after a nasty battle with his ex-girlfriend. foster tells the october issue of "more" magazine that gibson is "the easiest, nicest person i've ever worked with." "the second i met him i said i would love this man for the rest of my life." >>> they may love david hasselhoff in germany, but last night he was the first to be eliminated from "dancing with the stars." >>> finally, paris hilton has been booted out of japan. hilton was denied entry into the country just days after she pleaded guilty for a misdemeanor drug charge in las vegas. yesterday officials delayed hilton's entrance while looking into her case. she was forced to schedule a scheduled tokyo news conference to promote her fashion and frag gance lines. to avoid talking about paris hilton, going through a tumultuous time in my life i would want jodie foster on my side. >> out of nowhere. >> didn't know they were close frenz. >> i never heard of the magazine she was quoted from, but -- >> a great actress and a fw person. >>> this comes to us from wvva in west virginia where there are definite signs that fall
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at the big forecast for swim across america. it's at gibson island coming up sunday morning. christian. >>> wyatt, thanks, there will be a new top prosecutor for baltimore city. jessamy trails bernstein and today she announced she was conceding a rays. she told supporters it won't be the end of her career but it is the end of an era. >> february 1995 then 46-year- old patricia coach jessamy becomes the first woman to serve as baltimore city state's attorney. she told abc 2 news about her upbringing in rural mississippi. >> we were all culturally deprived but we were not deprived from love and support. >> jessamy had just been appointed to the post replacing stewart simms who had just been appoint todd cabinet. >> i think i bring as a woman a certain perspective to this job that maybe has not been there before. >> reporter: the citizens of baltimore agreed, easily re- electing jessamy in 198, 2002, and 2006. it would be much more difficult this year. two months ago, former federal prosecutor greg bernstein announced his candidacy and immediately went on the attack blaming jess me for al
produce a tornado. have not had any reports of anything yet. gibson island, pine hearst, ultimately fort smallwood state park. it is moving north toward baltimore. right along the chesapeake bay or inland on the western shore of the bay. this is annapolis on the map in case you are having a hard time reading the information. here is gibson island's right here. you can see the storm activity. the strongest is highlighted in red. moving north toward rather rapidly. to the south, the intensity is not very strong right now. there is a lot of rain across the. at this stage. interesting to note, we had the lightning detection system on but there is no lightning detected from any of the activity right now. but once again, the reason we are on the air with some extended coverage is a tornado coverage in effect for east central anne arundel county until 10:15 a.m. this morning. this includes a lot of the water communities, right on the shore, from around annapolis no. words to near baltimore -- around annapolis north toward baltimore. this is a tornado indicated on radar, at least the potential.
headlines. jo did i e foster is standing by mel gibson after a nasty battle with his ex-girlfriend. foster tells the october issue of "more" magazine that gibson is, quote, the easiest, nicest person i've ever worked with. the second i met him, i said i will love this man for the rest of my life. >>> they may love david hasselhoff in germany, but last night he was the first to be eliminated from "dancing with the stars." >>> finally, paris hilton has been booted out ofjapan. yesterday officials delayed hilton's entrance while looking into her case. she was scheduled to cancel a tokyo news conference to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. you know what? i don't feel bad that she wasn't given preferential treatment this time around. >> worse than that, she wasn't allowed through the door. i think they would do that. >> last we checked, she was staying at a hotel on the grounds. i'm sure her business won't take a huge hit from this. >> she'll probably like the publicity. who knows. >>> in bluefield, west virginia, there are signs that fall is right around the corner. a couple of farmers
the whole event here. paul pardus' brother alvin gibson says he spoke to pardus on sunday after his mother underwent surgery. gibson said his mother was very upset and did not tush out the way his doctor told him it would. the surgery was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> i guess he thought that she was suffering a lot and that she wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins security staff maintains that their security plan worked very well and that it kept patients and other visitors very safe during this whole ordeal. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >> here are some fast facts about hop kins to put this whole situation in perspective. the hospital, as you know,huge. it has nearly 1100 patient beds and sees more than 46,000 patients admitted every single year. more than 12,000 people work at the hospital in the school of medicine along with 3700 full time and part-time faculty. it has been ranged the number one hospital in the country. >>> remember to keep it tuned to abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on the story. when
, four people are still missing, about 3,000 have been evacuated. kendis gibson has more. >> we got a visual on the house. >> reporter: some of the thousands evacuated from the wildfire have made the trek to artist point. they watch the fire fighting efforts and search for their homes. clark stevens can see his house is still standing. >> i wish we could do something about it, but just at least being able to watch is kind of comforting. >> reporter: residents have relied on the mountain top view and daily press briefings to get information about the fire. alex and william just moved into their house two months ago. it's located within the fire zone. >> you know, it's like you just got the house and so much you've done to it. like, redo the floors, brand new lg. >> reporter: the fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and is still zero percent contained. crews from other parts of colorado and wyoming are now joining the nearly 300 firefighters who are already battling the flames. cooler temperatures and higher humidity are giving people hope that firefighters will be able to hold the l
and at one point last night, more than 30,000 customers were without electricity. kendis gibson has more on the record-breaking heat. >> reporter: downtown los angeles has never been this hot. the mercury shattered the city's all-time record, climbing to 113 degrees. >> it was like walking into an oven. the ground, you feel the heat through the shoes and the intensity. you could see the heat swells flowing off the asphalt. >> reporter: the usually hot temperatures have made to an unbearable start to autumn for southern california. >> ridiculous. the calendar's a liar. >> reporter: the thermometer at this construction site hit 90 degrees at 9:00 a.m. monday, which for kevin meant one thing. >> pretty hot. i mean, it can only get worse. >> reporter: ever since fall began, southern california has been in the grips of this heat wave. with temperatures averaging more than 20 degrees above normal for this time of year. it's not just the heat, but forecasters are concerned about low humidity, and wind conditions in southern california. the national weather service has issued a red flag warning
are calling on congress to take action. kendis gibson shows us the new law that would give teenagers a restricted license. >> reporter: jamie died on the way home from a high school football game. her best friend was behind the wheel. >> they hit like a ditch i am bankment outside the road causing the vehicle they were riding in to flip five times. >> reporter: her father jim is in washington today hoping to help other families avoid the same tragedy. he is urging congress to pass new legislation that will require all states to toughen up the licensing rules for young drivers. under the "standup act," drivers would have to be 16 to get a permit and 18 for a full license. teens would have to be supervised while driving at night until they are 18. cell phone use would be strictly prohibited while behind the wheel. and teen drivers would be allowed only one friend in the car under 21. drivers aged 16 to 19 are four times more likely to die in crashes than those more experienced. advocates of the new law say granting young drivers restricted licenses will save thousands of lives. jim bel
. >> 300,000 race is -- toddlers are racists in the uk. what do you make of this? >> i think if mel gibson taught us anything, they can bounce back after accusations of racism. but once they face accusations of beating up your girlfriend they don't have much. >> they are too young to do that. >> we don't know. i think results taught us you need a good mug shot too. >> crucial. >> is this a dumb act or dumb kids? >> how can you tell if the kid is racist? is it daws they don't order chocolate milk? is it because they don't believe the mary poppins is el salvadorean. >> well, everybody knows they can't fly. >> both of your babies are not only hideous, they are violently racist. how do you deal with this? how do you deal with your violently hideous baby? >> every day i come down the stairs wondering the same thing. and it haunts my nights. i can't believe i'm on a national tv that called my kids hideous. >> i'm sure there has to be a lawsuit in there somewhere. honestly, you hear about the story in the uk and you think, okay, so we've got a big socialist government growning under the weight of
please line up when you hear your name. we will give two minutes per public speaker. i have emily gibson, john breath han. dianaers quibal. and diane. nancy. and patricia. jonathan ramirez. tavita. vanessa. van cedrick williams. >> linda plaque and dennis kelly. you may begin in any order. if you could introduce yourself and your name and then two minutes. miss wilson will keep time. a reminder, two minutes is not long, if you didn't get to cover your point, if you're the next speaker, you could cover a different point from the first one. >> good evening. members of the board and the community here tonight. i like to ask the members to please stand. my name is emily gibson. i'm speaking on behalf of the school where i have been fortunate enough to teach fifth frayed in the mission district. 85% of our students receive a free or federal reduced lunch. we also had many years, almost a decade of c.s.t. scores over 800. a 150 of 10 rating in the similar schools index and graduates that are students at cal davis and yes, even harvard. we have just cut the budget because of a 12 student drop i
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tonight. an extortion investigation could have a big impact on the mel gibson case and tmz producer dax holt has more from l.a. what are the implications in this case? >> this is the thing. the extortion plot and domestic violence case. if the d.a. files the paperwork on the extortion plot, basically oxsana is going to please the 5th, doesn't want to talk about it or incriminate herself and when they have her testify against mel gibson in the domestic violence case, she's not going to be able to talk and that is going to make it hard for them to prosecute mel gibson. he might be off the hook. >> is that the thought, he'll be off the hook? are people banking on that? >> we'll have to see. the fact that she can't talk about him, she's not going to be able to say this is what happened. it's going to be incriminating herself and how do you prosecute yourself? >>> we hear the tv show glee is on track to having more hits. what do you think about that? >> this is ridiculous. we got mark out last night and did you realize that glee has almost as many top 100-hits as the beatles. >> really? and
absolving myself from this because i know. >> i have no idea. >> looks like mel gibson. >> very good, mel gibson. >> he is packing the poundage. >> the fuzzy muss stash. >> when you are in a disguise, you don't want to draw attention. >> when you are wearing a gigantic nose and a huge brimly, people will look at you. >> a pencil thrin muss stash -- thin mustache would have been good. >>> we have to take a break. coming up, is it possible to be banned from the klan for being too racist? diana falzone explains how it happened to her. first, what will the guy behind the greatest political speech of have to say to me? i don't know, but i hope it comes in the form of a yell, a glorious yell. >>> well, a comme flop is a comme flop. yes, as you may have heard in an interview, fidel castro said -- that's him there, that's him over there. the cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore. that's him standing up. translation, all that stuff about revolucion, my bad, and castro said he was miss interpreted. this week cuba made an announcement that seems to give credence to the old coot's comments sig
. >>> the battle over custody is brewing for mel gibson. the actor's former girlfriend is making brand-new demands. >> tmz has the story live from los angeles in 15 minutes. >>> and class is back in session. if your which were suffer from headaches, this school year doesn't have to be miserable. the tips you need to keep to make sure their aches and pains stay away coming up at 5:45.  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. that means working with communities. we have 19 centers in 4 states. we've made over 120,000 claims payments, more than $375 million. we've committed $20 billion to an independent claims fund to cover lost income until people impacted can get back to work. we'll keep looking for oil, cleaning it up if we find it and restoring the gulf coast. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be her
to be able to walk again. >> ronald gibson confident that's what drove his brother to take such drastic action, shooting a doctor, killing his mother and then taking this is own life. >> he wanted to be with her as much as he could. >> paul pardus' brother said he never knew his brother to be violent. he knew he had a gun but didn't think he would use it like this. >> meanwhile, a patient of the doctor who was shot said she was in and out of wheelchairs until he changed her life. suzanne lives in maryland and she said between 2001 and twetch dr. david cohen performed three surgery on her neck and back. she had a degenerative disk and then was in a car accident. all the advice she received did not ease her discomfort until she met dr. cohen . >> he was my knight in shining armor. that's why i was so devastated. i want him back on his feet as soon as possible. he certainly got me back on my feet. >> after the doctor was shot, susan posted a message on her facebook page urging her friends to pray for him >> the shooting led abc to air a warning before last night's bre broadcast of the seas
against the republican hopeful. >>> and guess who landed the first tv interview with mel gibson's ex-girlfriend, oksana? we'll reveal that text in "the scoop!" wall street is getting back on its feet. but the financial landscape is still full of uncertainty. in times like these, you need an experienced partner to look out for you. heads up! and after 300 years we have gotten pretty good at that. to challenge ourselves on the most demanding track in the world. with us, in spirit, was every great car that we'd ever competed with. the bmw m5. and the mercedes-benz e63. for it was their amazing abilities that pushed us to refine, improve and, ultimately, develop the world's fastest production sedan. [ engine revving ] the cts-v, from cadillac. the new standard of the world. >>> welcome back. jury selection begins today in a case against the first guantanamo bay detainee ever tried in the states. he's charged with conspiring to kill americans in the 1998 bombings of two u.s. embassies in africa. more than 200 people were killed. and prosecutors described him as a bombmaker, document forge
in the mel gibson case may be coming. tmz reports e-mails are from one of gibson and profanity laced fights. gibson writes, i'm losing my grip. i'm stuck. i tried to be okay, but it overpowers me and i'm something i don't want to be. she replies, please don't torture yourself like that. please, you didn't do anything to be so hard on yourself, unquote. >> i think somehow or another the prosecution will have to try to reconcile whether or not this e-mail fits within this whole equation as to whether or not charges ought to be filed against mel gibson. >> but his girlfriend appears to be gearing up for a long battle in court. she's hired a high power p.r. group and a team of attorneys in her case. >>> a horder is reseeked -- is evicted from her home and her stuff spans blocks. there is a silver lining to this sad story. >>> right now new at 5:30, the community comes to the rescue of an evicted horder whose massive amount of stuff was thrown out all over the street. >>> it may be the start of fall but it's not too early to start thinking holidays, especially if you're thinking about flying. >>
be days before fire crews are able to gain control. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: ten air tankers dropped retardant from above. >> first of all, pray for rain. that would be helpful, okay? what it's going to take, hopefully, is higher humidities and calmer winds and a very large effort. >> reporter: the flames have burned dozens of homes in the boulder foothills. >> came up and over the ridge. took out the house on top of the ridge. took out that house next to us. and then ours was third to go. >> from here to those trees, a wall of fire. the most amazing thing i've ever heard. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people have evacuated though a dozen refuse to leave. the fire started monday, possibly when a car crashed into a propane tank and exploded. in less than 36 hours this has become the worst fire in boulder in more than two decades. fire crews from neighboring states are coming here helping more manpower will help this from getting any bigger. the fire is already taking a toll on some firefighters. >> at least nine firefighters, while actively fighting the fire, lost their homes.
and economic development. candace gibson has details. >> reporter: it's a who's who of world leaders in politics, business and entertainment. they have come together at the clinton global initiative summit to develop solutions and to problems in the world. >> every one of us who has any energy, any ability, and half of a brain has a responsibility to the next generation. >> reporter: former president clinton founded it in 2005 and said it is about results, not politics. >> when we go to work on haiti next week we can have all the philosophical discussions in the world but sooner or later people will be living in good housing or they won't. >> i'm thrilled to be here. >> reporter: president obama took the stage to introduce the first lady. she encouraged businesses and nonprofits to give vets a chance at giving back. >> whether you are trying to lift a struggling community or boost your bottom line i'm asking you to take advantage of their talent, dedication, experience. >> reporter: bill gates donated billions of dollars for education and health care. he says the economic downturn ha
. >>> well, if you live or know someone who lives on gibson island raise your glass. "forbes" magazine ranked the town as one of the top 25 most expensive zip codes in the country. the anne arundel county neighborhood grabbed the number 23 spot on the list with a median household income of $82,176. the median home price on gibson island is nearly $2.8 million. no other maryland towns were in the top 100. however, royal oak near st. michael's on the eastern shore ranked 122. >>> it's one organ that all of us have but sadly it's very difficult sometimes to find a match. tonight, you're going to hear the story of one friend, one family, and a new life for everyone involved. plus, keeping your balance can be difficult. sometimes especially for the elderly. we're going to show you how exercises taught at home could keep your loved ones from falling. >> and sun breaking through the clouds today. 81 degrees at bwi marshall. 79 was your 2-degree guarantee. so we just squeaked it in there for you. gail from baltimore, you're our 2-degree guarantee winner. give us your name. we'll be right back. i'm fr
. time now for your "first look" at entertainment news. mel gibson has at least one friend left in hollywood. jodie foster is standing by gibson as he endures the worst publicity in his career after a nasty battle with his ex-girlfriend. she tells "more" magazine that he is the easiest, nicest person i've ever worked with. the second i met him, i said, i will love this man for the rest of my life >>> they may love david hasselhoff in germany but last night the former "baywatch" star was the first to be eliminated from "dancing with the stars" >>> finally paris hilton has been booted out of japan. she was denied entry into the country just days after she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drug charge in las vegas. well, yesterday as officials delayed hilton's entrance while looking into her case she was forced to cancel a scheduled tokyo news conference to promote her fashion and fragrance lines. well, sadly i don't feel too bad for her. what about you, bill? >> no, i mean it's a little strange, i mean not many people can say they've been banned from a country. >> between her and li
aa he could. >> gibson says he did not talk toohis brother at all thursday beforr the hooting. here is a recap of thursday's events. police say at 11:111a.m., 50 years old paul pardus shoo a ddctor at the nelson building in john hopkkns. parts of that building were evacuuted and police securrd the floor where that shooting took place. his mother dead iinide of the a room from gunshot wounds. >>> a woman is hhld captive and torttred for nearry a year inside of a rac reisterstown apartment apartment. police say thee22 years old womaa was beaten so badly part of her upper lip is missing and she is now blind in oneeeye. police have arrested kimberly king and her boyfrieed. %-woman and held her captive ine the bathroom of their nearly a year while they stole her disability money. >> unfortunately on september the 9th, the victim was able to awake from her coma. investigators that she in fact this been held falsely imprisoned in an apartment in reisterstown. -p>> king and smith are held without bail on charges of attempted murder, asssult and false impriionmentt >>> worms found in candy a
not watch his mother suffer anymore. ->> he tried to be with her as much as the good. >> gibson said that he brought his mother in and out of hospitals, hoping to ease her pain, taking her to specialists. this final surgery did not go as planned. >> i guess the doctor told him the operation was not successful. i guess he felt she was not going to be able to walk again. >> his neighbors say he was not a violent man, rather a devoted son and was tdevoted. >> he was hoping to stay with her. >> gibson was left to cope with the loss of both. >> i've lost my mother and my brother. >> the family says they were aware that he had a handgun, but they never thought he would use it for something like this. back to you. >> thank you. >>> log on to tbd.com for more stories and pictures on this. >>> we are hearing more about the people held hostage at discovery communications in silver spring. two hostages spoke on "the oprah winfrey show" yesterday. >> i had an e-mail from my boss and i responded and sit on the hostage with jim and a guard in the lobby. i>> it makes you appreciate what you have. i've not
video games improved their decision-making skills, even in real life. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: caleb and his friends love playing video games. >> shooting games are the best. especially the guys. killing things is always fun. >> reporter: but these games may be more than just fun. they may help our brain make accurate decisions faster. >> you're always moving, so you have to be looking all over the screen all the time, looking for people coming at you, they're always trying to kill you. >> reporter: researchers tested dozens of young adults who didn't normally play video games. half played 50 hours of fast paced shoot-'em-up action games. the others played a slow-moving strategy game. afterwards they were given a series of tests. the action game players reached a decision 25% faster, and they were just as accurate. >> typically we think of the young gamers as being trigger happy. meaning that they just respond really fast, but they don't think about what they are doing. and what our study shows that it's really not the case. >> reporter: researchers say that doesn't just make
in mel gibson's criminal case. we will have the details. a strict new smoking ban takes effect in the bay area. we will show what you smokers have to do to light up now. >>> and a warning tonight about a pinarutes. utes. b back in t min ut >>> in health news tonight, a warning about a widely used prod double to protect sleeping babies. the consumer product safety commission and the fda say that parents should stop using sleep positioners to keep babies safely sleeping on their backs health official says at least a dozen babies suffocated in recent years because of those positioners or became trapped between it and the side of the ib. the infants were between the ages of one and four months. >>> a new study has mudded the debit over who should get a mammogram and when the swedish study found women in their 40s had mammograms cut their risk of dying from cancer by 25%. recent studies here in the u.s. suggest women in their 40s do not need routine mammograms. experts say women should not make any drarsic changes based upon the studies and should continue practicing self-awareness. th
. we're going to be over at gibson island and also at meadow brook so we are going to swim in the pool and swim in the open water. >> we are trying to make it as inclusive as possible. it's in a protected cove off gibson isle. for people who want to stay in a pool, it was generously donated by michael phelps. we have over 100 swimmers there so far. and 430 swimmers at the open waters. a total of 500 swimmers. >> and michael will be down at gibson island. >> michael will be our official starter. >> in the pool and in the open water. what does this mean for you, that so many people are coming out to fight this darn disease? >> i mean, you get to a certain point in your life, yesterday i found out one of my dear friends that i've known forever my whole life was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. so you feel like i'm doing something right. >> are you swimming for yourself or are you swimming for others? >> i'm swimming for myself, i'm swimming for others. i'm swimming for my team. there's just so many people that are affected by this disease, and it seems really like we could beat it. we could
woodruff was seriously injured, vargas went on ternity leave, and he had to go back to charlie gibson. gibson came through, really came through and did a great job of settling that place down. but charlie gibson wasson line. i remember doing a piece on the anchorman blogs, and when i got to abc, they were like, well, charlie -- he's nt a digital guhey. but it was the opposite of what westin was trying to do. so he had problems, and he managed those well. i think he did a good job. >> and on that point andrew hayward, one of the things a ws president has to do is keep high-priced stars happy. david westin had a deal with diane and barbara and charlie and stephanopoulos. >> yes, of course. that is part of the job. and that's probably the best t publicized part of the job. the harder part itan seems to m and david was terrific at that. the harder part is to innovate while also managing the business. to dave's point, david certainly foresanew a future where news consumers would not be looking to network programming as itow exists for their prime resource of news or even a regular source o
the son of a patient here at johns hopkins hospital. paul pardus' brother alvin gibson says he spoke to pardus after their mother underwent surgery. he was upset and told him that the surgery did not turn out the way doctors said it would. their mother suffered from back problems and her operation was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> i guess he thought that she was suffering a lot and that she wasn't going to be able to walk again. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins security says that their security plan worked as designed to help keep patients and staff safe. sherrie johnson, abc 2 newsp. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on the story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of videos and pictures. we have raw video outside the hospital yesterday and a background on the history of johns hopkins hospital all available at abc2news.com. >>> good morning. 5:49. we start with the tropics still active but weakening. look how small julia is compared to igor. igor, a monster still holding at 125 mile-per-hour win
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